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Night Photography with Peter Bennett


When the sun sets and the street lights slowly start to glow, a whole world of light, shadow, color and mystery awakens. When others pack up their gear and go home, the more adventurous know this a time to explore, to seek images that are not so evident, not so visible, but there to be captured and made into beautiful and dramatic photographs.

Critical to successful night shooting is training the eye to see in an environment it is not used to photographing in, and learning what conditions will make for a successful photo and what will not. Utilizing tools and techniques such as long time exposures, balancing ambient light with artificial light sources, working with low and high ISOs and bracketing will be covered as well as post production techniques to bring your images to their full potential.

This is a seven-session workshop that is designed to help students get started exploring and photographing this extraordinary nocturnal landscape. The three Saturday night sessions will be hands on shooting workshops in different Los Angeles locations and will be a time to explore, experiment and push the limits of the students’ work. The Monday classroom sessions will be for discussing the tools and equipment we will be utilizing, as well reviewing the previous Saturdays work. Critique and breaking down the components of students’ images and will be a big part of the class and an opportunity to learn from each other.

Seven Sessions

Dates: Mondays, October 29 – November 19, 7-10 pm + Saturdays, November 3-17, 5-8 pm

Enrollment Limit: 15 students

Skill/Experience Level: Open to all levels, but students should have a working knowledge of their camera and the ability to shoot in manual mode. A tripod and cable release are required for this class.

Tuition: $545

Venue:   Los Angeles Center of Photography

Venue Phone: (323) 464-0909

Venue Website:


1515 Wilcox Ave., Los Angeles, California, 90028, United States